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Brown threat : identification in the security state

Author: Kumarini Silva
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is "brown" in--and beyond--the context of American identity politics? How has the concept changed since 9/11? In the most sustained examination of these questions to date, Kumarini Silva argues that "brown" is no longer conceived of solely as a cultural, ethnic, or political identity. Instead, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has also become a concept and, indeed, a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silva, Kumarini, 1972-
Brown threat.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016011531
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kumarini Silva
ISBN: 9781517900021 1517900026 9781517900038 1517900034
OCLC Number: 944179698
Description: 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: America's move from identity to identification --
What is brown? Theorizing race in everyday life --
Un-American: surviving through patriotic performances --
Expulsion and what is not: defining worthiness of American citizenship --
Blackness in brown times: the medicalization of racism --
Conclusion: wielding identity to organize warfare.
Responsibility: Kumarini Silva.

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What is "brown" in--and beyond--the context of American identity politics? How has the concept changed since 9/11? In the most sustained examination of these questions to date, Kumarini Silva argues that "brown" is no longer conceived of solely as a cultural, ethnic, or political identity. Instead, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has also become a concept and, indeed, a strategy of identification--one rooted in xenophobic, imperialistic, and racist ideologies to target those who do not neatly fit or subscribe to ideas of nationhood.

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